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EC&I Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002731
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Warrington
Are you an experienced EC&I Engineer with a flair for solving complex problems from first principles? Have you the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously to high standards?

The Role

Working within our Energy business in Warrington, you will be in a unique position of being able to offer full concept through to detail design capability across some fantastic, inspirational projects. From our office, we are involved in developing innovative, practical solutions for our clients across the UK and further afield.



The Person:

In addition to conducting a technical role, you will be assisting the EC&I department lead to:
• Manage the department’s staff
• Assist with ongoing projects and future bid work
• Work closely with clients on a range of demanding issues
• Mentor and train junior colleagues to meet the high standards we expect.

We would expect you to be professionally registered or on your way to be, have a relevant engineering degree or extensive relevant experience and can demonstrate sound technical EC&I knowledge and leadership experience. Your previous experience will ideally demonstrate competency in a number of the following areas:
• Manage staff and projects
• Lead / Assist in the production of Bid / Estimates
• Low Voltage Electrical Distribution Design
• Engineering substantiation
• Safety Instrumented Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers
• Lightning protection
• Safety standards (IEC 61508, 61511, 61513), SIL categorisation & safety lifecycle
• Availability, Reliability and Maintainability
• Fault trees, FMEA, HAZOP knowledge
• Project management skills
• Risk and quality management

Desirable Additional Qualifications/Skills:
• A working knowledge of BS7671
• Medium/High Voltage Electrical Distribution Design.
• ATEX / DSEAR
• Experience of functional safety
• Experience of commissioning electrical and control systems
• Experience of maintaining electrical and control systems
• Security systems equipment
• Communications systems design (Ethernet and field bus communications)
• Knowledge of Software development for process control

Key Responsibilities for the role will include:
• C&I equipment specification, assessment and justification
• Front End Engineering Design package generation
• Being part of EC&I project design team(s)
• Assisting with multi-disciplinary bids
• Project cost, time control and reporting
• Liaison with clients, suppliers and contractors
• Developing C&I capability and growing the business

Additional Information and Benefits:
• Nuclear industry experience is an advantage however; we are principally looking for first class EC&I Engineers who have the capacity to learn and develop their skills for the nuclear industry.
• Travel to other company sites may be necessary. You should be willing to work flexibly and occasionally out of hours to accommodate project & client requirements.
• This is an exciting time for Atkins as we are now part of a global EPC provider whilst continuing to diversify our portfolio in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed.
• Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.
• Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy
• Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.

About Us
Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Security Clearance: 
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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